February 10 Online Meeting of the N.J. Health Care Networking Group

Posted on January 20, 2021 By

Join N.J. Health Care Networking Group for the Wednesday, February 10 Zoom meeting from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. N.J. Health Care Networking Group is a free organization for anyone in the health care industry, including those who provide ancillary products and services. Harmony Village at CareOne Jackson is the host with a V.I.P. member spotlight is hosting the February meeting.

To register, email Lisa@PreferredCares.com and you will receive the Zoom code to join the February 10 meeting. For more information about N.J. Health Care Networking Group, contact Lisa Gallicchio, director of community relations for Preferred Home Health Care & Nursing Services, Eatontown, the premier sponsor of N.J. Health Care Networking Group, at lisa@preferredcares.com. or visit www.njhcnet.com for the monthly location and member events. Meetings take place once a month.

About Harmony Village at CareOne Jackson: Harmony Village offers hotel-style features, relaxing lounge and activity areas, spacious accommodations, and fine dining options, among other amenities. Located just off County Line Road, Harmony Village at Jackson is minutes away from Route 9. Harmony Village offers next-generation assisted living for the memory impaired, innovative memory-care programs designed to help residents maintain the highest possible quality of life, as well as optimal cognitive and physical functioning. Harmony Village offers 24 hour certified nursing care, on staff dementia specialists, and innovative technology and practices for all residents.


Lakewood Industrial Commission Holds Virtual Reorg Meeting

Posted on January 19, 2021 By

The Lakewood Industrial Commission (LIC), established in 1960 and made up of volunteer commissioners, recently held its annual reorganizational meeting. The LIC is charged with promoting the economic well-being of businesses in Lakewood Township; and overseeing the Lakewood airport, the historic Strand Theater, the BlueClaws stadium, and the Lakewood Industrial Parks, the second largest industrial park system in New Jersey, which contains more than 600 businesses that support 15,000+ jobs.

Both Greg Stafford-Smith, co-owner of Welcome Home Investments, a company that buys and sells homes; and Thomas Calabro, owner of Twin City Jewelers, were sworn in for a five-year term on the LIC board.

In the election of its officers, Robert Kirschner, owner of Robert Kirschner Real Estate, was voted chairman of the LIC. Kirschner has served on the board since 1985. Other officers for 2021 include Justin Flancbaum, vice chairman, who is executive director of the Lakewood Municipal Utilities Authority (MUA); and Greg Stafford-Smith, secretary. Other LIC commissioners include Hal Halvorsen, Shlomo Katz, and Edwin J. Schuster.

Lakewood Township Committeeman Michael D’Elia will serve as liaison and Sean T. Kean Esq. was designated the attorney for the LIC.

Steven Reinman, executive director of the LIC, said, “We thank these LIC commissioners for their dedication in helping Lakewood’s continued growth and economic development. We have many exciting projects planned for this year and I can always count on our commissioners for their insight and help.”


February 11 HR Meeting Explores “The Journey from Diversity Metrics to Analytics”

Posted on January 18, 2021 By

Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) practitioners have argued that increasing diversity leads to improved business results. As organizations become increasingly quantified, D&I practitioners need to develop more sophisticated approaches to understanding the impact of D&I on their business practice, and how an analytical approach can enhance initiatives and business decision making.

Join JSAHR (Jersey Shore Association for Human Resources) professionals for a Zoom meeting, open to the public, presented by Carolyn Broderick, a specialist in workforce analytics at The Mount Sinai Health System, on February 11 from 8:45 to 10:00 a.m.

Because of this challenging time, JSAHR is offering this session for only $10 for members; $20 for non-members; and free for students and those in-transition. Also, please consider making a monetary contribution to Fulfill – Monmouth & Ocean, Hunger Won’t Win Here. JSAHR will match total contributions up to $1,000.

To make a donation to Fulfill and receive the Zoom link, register online at jsahr.shrm.org/events or email admin@jsahr.org or call JSAHR at 732-701-7155. Log in details will be sent to registrants.

JSAHR, a SHRM affiliated chapter, is a Silver Excel award winner of SHRM (Society for Human Resource Management.) This program is pending one (1) SHRM and one (1) HRCI (Human Resource Certification Institute) recertification credit. www.hrci.org.

About the Speaker: Carolyn Broderick, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, HRIP is part of the HR Workforce Planning and Analytics team at the Mount Sinai Health System in New York. She is responsible for data and processes in HR, and works with clients on HR Analytics, HR Technology, Diversity Analytics, and EEO Compliance. Previously, Broderick was Senior Consultant with DeFoe Associates, a consulting firm that implements and optimizes HR technology. She was responsible for process improvement, data analytics, diversity analytics consulting, and regulatory reporting. Broderick worked with clients, such as Biogen and Daiichi Sankyo. Broderick was also Manager, Strategic Data at Prudential Financial. She was responsible for affirmative action and diversity data management, analytics and for keeping Prudential’s systems in compliance.

Broderick holds a B.A. from Kean University and an M.A. from Monmouth University. She was a member of SHRM’s National HR Tech Expertise Panel from 2012 to 2019 and is a current member of SHRM’s Diversity & Inclusion Expertise Panel.


Freehold Law Firm Continues to Grow

Posted on January 12, 2021 By

Timothy C. Moriarty, Colts Neck; Alan L. Poliner, Manalapan; and Christina desGroseilliers, Brick, have been hired as associate attorneys at the law firm of Davison, Eastman, Muñoz, Paone in Freehold.

Moriarty, who grew up in Long Branch and West Long Branch, graduated from Shore Regional High School. A litigator and trial lawyer, he specializes in civil and criminal cases in state and federal courts; business, commercial, and construction law and litigation, ranging from start-up sole proprietorships to large corporations; employment law; and trusts, tax and estate planning and litigation.

Before joining Davison, Eastman, Muñoz, Paone, Moriarty worked at Coughlin Duffy, LLP; Proskauer Rose LLP; Bubb Grogan Cocca, LLP; and for the past nine years at The Moriarty Law Firm as managing partner of Litigation and Appellate Practice.

He received his B.A. in economics from Trinity College, Connecticut; and his J.D., magna cum laude, from Seton Hall Law School where he was a member of Order of the Coif, a national honors society. He served as appellate clerk for the Honorable Mary Catherine Cuff, Superior Court of New Jersey, Appellate Division.

Christina desGroseilliers specializes in civil litigation and business law. Prior to joining Davison, Eastman, Muñoz, Paone, desGroseilliers was an associate at an estate planning and elder law firm in Princeton, N.J. She served as a judicial clerk for the Honorable James J. McGann, J.S.C., in the Monmouth County Criminal Division.

desGroseilliers earned a B.A. in English and professional writing from the University of Delaware; and a J.D. from Delaware Law School at Widener University where she served as the networking chairlady for the Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity; an active member in the First Generation Law Society; Student Ambassador for Delaware Law School; and a volunteer with Delaware Volunteer Legal Services, a pro bono organization assisting low income clients with legal problems. She also worked for an estate planning firm, focusing on estate planning, estate administration, and Medicaid planning.

Alan Poliner, Manalapan, specializes in title disputes and litigation; riparian rights; and commercial litigation, including real estate, class actions, franchising, consumer fraud, unfair competition, and business torts. Before joining Davison, Eastman, Muñoz, Paone, Poliner was director of litigation at Zachter PLLC. Poliner earned both a B.S. in electrical engineering and a J.D., cum laude, from Temple University, Philadelphia.

For more information, contact Jessica Leigh Evans, director of marketing and communications at (732) 462 -7170.

About Davison, Eastman, Muñoz, Paone, P.A. : The law firm of Davison Eastman, Muñoz, Paone, P.A., founded in 1988, represents clients in corporate litigation as well as in civil and criminal cases, business and employment law, trusts and estates, municipal, community associations, real estate and land use and DWI defense. Five of the firm’s attorneys hold the distinction of being certified by the New Jersey Supreme Court as trial attorneys in civil, criminal or municipal law. The law firm’s offices are located in Freehold and Toms River. For more information, visit respondlaw.com, or call 732.462.7170.


Preferred’s Frontline Nurses and Home Health Aides Begin Vaccinations

Posted on January 11, 2021 By

A team of frontline nurses and home health aides for Preferred Home Health Care & Nursing Services (PHHC), with offices in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware, has recently begun receiving the COVID 19 vaccine because they provide direct care to clients in their homes. PHHC provides medical and non-medical care to pediatric, adult, and senior clients; and strictly adheres to all CDC guidelines to keep clients safe at home.

Stephanie Kulak, MSN, RN, corporate clinical director of PHHC, worked with Nancy Fitterer, president and CEO of Home Care & Hospice Association of N.J., and the N.J. Department of Health to arrange the vaccinations with the New Jersey Preferred offices.

Kulak said, “We have five vaccination clinics set up so far (Galloway, Mt. Laurel, Toms River, Elmwood Park, and North Brunswick) and will schedule more as soon as possible. We are one of only four home care agencies providing this service to our health care providers in the community setting. Preferred is honored to offer this service to our employees.”

For more information about Preferred, contact Lisa Gallicchio, director of community relations, at lisa@preferredcares.com or visit PreferredCares.com for more information.

About Preferred Home Health Care & Nursing Services: Since 1987, Preferred Home Health Care & Nursing Services (PHHC), 45 Main Street, Eatontown, N.J., has provided a wide range of medical and non-medical home health care services from pediatric to geriatric care in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware. PHHC is accredited by CHAP (Community Health Accreditation Partner), an accrediting organization for the home health care industry. Preferred works collaboratively with physicians, hospitals, nursing homes, and facilities to ensure a smooth transition to one’s home.

PHHC, named a 2021 Great Place to Work®, offers industry-leading pay rates, weekly pay, flexible hours, benefits, and paid time off. PHHC has 15 locations. New Jersey locations include corporate headquarters in Eatontown and branches in Elmwood Park, Galloway, Jersey City, Mt. Laurel, Neptune, North Brunswick, Robbinsville, South Orange, and Toms River. Pennsylvania locations include Allentown, Bala Cynwyd, Bensalem, and Pittsburgh. Delaware location: Claymont. Visit Preferred at PreferredCares.com for more information.


Lakewood Township Holds a Virtual Reorganization Meeting

Posted on January 6, 2021 By

Raymond G. Coles, who has served on the Lakewood Township Committee for more than 20 years, was sworn in for a three-year term, his 7th, along with Mike D’Elia by Township attorney Steven Secare. Coles was also selected to be the Mayor of Lakewood for his 5th consecutive year. (Years served as Mayor: 2002, 2004. 2007, 2008. 20017-2021).

Menashe P. Miller was sworn in as Deputy Mayor, his 5th consecutive year. Lakewood Deputy Mayor Menashe Miller is also a Captain and Chaplain in the United States Air Force, 87th Air Base Wing, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J. He has served on the Lakewood Township Committee, since 2003.

Coles, founding board member of the historic Strand Center for the Arts, and Jon Petz have been the owners of Tek-net Inc. a Lakewood company that services medical and scientific instruments, since1989.

Other appointments included Secare and Hensel as General Counsel and Remington and Vernick Engineers as municipal engineers.


Garden State Council Named Finalist for SHRM Pinnacle Award

Posted on January 5, 2021 By

National SHRM Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit affiliate of the Society for Human Resource Management, recently named The SHRM Garden State Council as a 2020 Pinnacle Award Finalist for the “Second Chance Class,” an initiative that allows HR professionals who were not successful in passing their first exam to attend a free 13-week class to help them prepare to retake the certification exam.

The SHRM Pinnacle Award Program, the most prestigious honor SHRM state councils and chapters can receive, honors the highest achieve¬ments in affiliate development and celebrates contributions in three awarded categories: Serving the Professional, Advancing the HR Profession, and Enhancing the SHRM Community. Created in 1991, the Pinnacle Award recognizes programs that exceed the standard activities of SHRM affiliates in enhancing HR management.

Co-certification chairs of Garden State Council, Carolyn Broderick, a board member of JSAHR (Jersey Shore Association for Human Resources), Neptune, and Dennis Butler, past president and board member SWHRMA (Sussex Warren Human Resource Management Association), created the Second Chance Class to serve New Jersey HR professionals.

Broderick said, “Often a lot of people do not have the chance to retest when they don’t pass the SHRM exam. Failure rates are around 40 percent and it can be cost prohibitive to retake the exam, especially for those who are in transition and can’t afford another class. At the Council level, Dennis and I decided to create a free statewide Second Chance Class for anyone who needed to retake the exam.

“We created this program to give back to our members in the state, to provide awareness of the state council, to let people know about the benefits of chapter membership; but, mostly, to help everyone get certified who tried and were not successful. The class was held in the fall 2019 and spring 2020.”

Butler said, “As Carolyn’s co-chair, and as an instructor of the SHRM Certification Prep class, it was frustrating to see many students take the class and then not earn their credentials. Often they missed by very few points and thought about giving up. We figured offering the Second Chance Class, coupled with the experience they gained from taking the test once, was a great way to support their certification efforts and move the HR profession forward.”

Attorney Louis R. Lessig, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, and SHRM State Director, said, “The focus of the State Council is to support all of our more than 7,000 SHRM members in New Jersey and our 11 chapters. This program was a fabulous way to remain committed to our members and support their professional journey.”

A new Second Chance Class is scheduled to begin this February 2021. For more information, contact Carolyn Broderick at carolynbrod@gamil.com

About SHRM
SHRM, the Society for Human Resource Management, creates better workplaces where employers and employees thrive together. As the voice of all things work, workers and the workplace, SHRM is the foremost expert, convener and thought leader on issues impacting today’s evolving workplaces. With 300,000+ HR and business executive members in 165 countries, SHRM impacts the lives of more than 115 million workers and families globally. Learn more at SHRM.org and on Twitter @SHRM.

About The Garden State Council NJ SHRM: The Garden State Council NJ SHRM is an organization that serves HR professionals and supports programs that support and promote professionals with HR responsibility to be successful business leaders. The council is made up of representatives of 11 local SHRM chapters located throughout New Jersey. For more about the Garden State Council NJ SHRM go to gscshrm.org. Activities may be related to certification, professional learning, or skills development.


HR Virtual Meeting Explores “What’s Ahead for Benefits and Compensation Under President Biden”

Posted on December 24, 2020 By

How will potential changes to health care policy affect employee benefits programs? What will be the impact to retirement plans? As our 46th President, Joe Biden, prepares to take office January 20, now is the time to understand what the new administration’s views are on these subjects and their potential impact to your organization.

Join JSAHR (Jersey Shore Association for Human Resources) professionals for a Zoom meeting, open to the public, January 14 from 8:45 to 10:00 a.m. Because of this challenging time, JSAHR is offering this session as complimentary; however, please consider making a monetary contribution to Fulfill – Monmouth & Ocean, Hunger Won’t Win Here. JSAHR will match total contributions up to $1,000.

To make a donation to Fulfill and receive the Zoom link, register online at jsahr.shrm.org/events or email admin@jsahr.org or call JSAHR at 732-701-7155. Log in details will be sent to registrants.

JSAHR, a SHRM affiliated chapter, is a Gold Excel award winner of SHRM (Society for Human Resource Management.) This program is pending one (1) SHRM and one (1) HRCI (Human Resource Certification Institute) recertification credit. www.hrci.org.

About the Speakers:
Ryan Kastner, is a Vice President, Consulting. With nine years of experience in the insurance and payroll industry, Kastner provides service to companies and executives across the country. He is an Investment Advisor Representative, a Certified Corporate Wellness Specialist, and completed the International Foundation of Benefits Employee Benefits course. He is considered an expert in the healthcare industry and advising Retirement Plan sponsors.

Dan Foley, Vice President, Consulting has more than 17 years of consulting experience with middle market employers in workforce management and employee benefits. He is a Certified Corporate Wellness Specialist and has helped many employers implement alternative funding plan designs and wellness programs with a measurable ROI. Foley has a Bachelor’s of Finance degree from Seton Hall University, has served on an advisory board of a Fortune 100 company, and was on the All-Star Consulting Panel at the United Benefit Advisors Fall Conference in 2013 and 2014. Foley is licensed in Health, Life, and Disability insurance and is also federally licensed as an Investment Advisor Representative with the SEC.


N.J. Health Care Networking Group Seeking Virtual Hosts for 2021

Posted on December 23, 2020 By

The N.J. Health Care Networking Group, a free organization for anyone in the health care industry, is seeking hosts for its monthly 2021 meetings, held the second Wednesday of the month from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.

The benefits of hosting include being a featured speaker for eight to ten minutes; having a video featured on NJHCNET.com for an entire month leading up to your event, and a prominent placement of your video on the home page as a Member Spotlight on NJHCNET.com., Facebook, and Instagram with the capability to share on your sites. Also included are four emails and social media blasts with your link and logo that will reach more than 10,000 health care professionals; and inclusion in all press releases leading up to your event. Your link and logo will be also be displayed on NJHCNET.com for all of 2021.

Virtual hosts will be selected on a first-come, first-served basis. If you or your company are interested in hosting a meeting, contact Lisa Gallicchio, director of community relations for Preferred Home Health Care & Nursing Services, Eatontown, at lisa@preferredcares.com.

The N.J. Health Care Networking Group provides an opportunity to build relationships among health care professionals, market events, and promote business. Membership is free; however, register to take advantage of member benefits, such as being able to post all health care and marketing events to the N.J. Health Care Networking Group’s website, accessing training information, employment listings, and a member directory.

For more information about the N.J. Health Care Networking Group, visit www.njhcnet.com for the monthly location and member events.


What’s the Holiday without a Christmas Carol!! Stream This Classic as a Fundraiser for The Strand Theater

Posted on December 22, 2020 By

It’s not too late to enjoy the holiday classic A Christmas Carol! You have through December 31 to purchase a $20.00 ticket to watch the great-great grandson of Charles Dickens perform and stream his rendition of A Christmas Carol as a fundraiser and holiday show for the historic Strand Theater, 400 Clifton Avenue, Lakewood, N.J.

This unforgettable one-man show, a great family tradition during the holiday season, has recently been captured on film for all of his fans to enjoy – streaming exclusively on Vimeo.com.

Gerald Dickens will take you on the magical journey of Ebenezer Scrooge’s heartfelt transformation by acting out all 26 characters in this favorite holiday tale. He has created different postures and voices for each character, achieving this so adeptly that the audience has no doubt about “who is who,” so to speak.

Gerald Dickens bears more than a passing resemblance to his famous ancestor, who originally toured the U.S. in 1867, reading his literary works before spellbound audiences. The historians report that A Christmas Carol was his favorite piece to perform.

According to Gerald, his great-great grandfather adored theater and initially wanted to be an actor but pursued writing as a career for practical purposes. For many years Gerald says that he himself “avoided anything to do with Dickens like the plague.” But in 1993 when a friend asked him to do a reading of A Christmas Carol on its 150th anniversary of publication to help raise money for a historical restoration project, he couldn’t turn him down. To his surprise, he enjoyed doing it and has been delighting audiences around the world with his rendition ever since.

Tickets that will benefit the Strand are $20 and are available at www.strand.org. Rent this inspirational performance in the comfort of your home — Available on any internet-connected device that is compatible with Vimeo. Contact Ray Coles at 732.691.9989 for more information.